Up-and-coming actor Jay Bowdy becomes the third to commit suicide on a livestream in the last month

Frederick Jay Browdy identified as the man who committed suicide on Facebook live Monday morning

  • Out-of-state family called the Los Angeles Police Department but they were not able to make it to him in time

  • The day after his death it was reported that days prior he was arrested for suspicion of sexual assault

  • Bowdy makes the third person in the last month to livestream their suicide to social media

The day after 14-year-old Nakia Venant livestreamed her suicide through Facebook live, 33-year-old Frederick Jay Bowdy took his life on Monday night.

Bowdy, a Los Angeles resident, was a up-and-coming actor from Fort Worth, Texas. Sgt. Tiffany Ljubetic reported that an out-of-state relative saw the stream and contacted the Los Angeles Police Department. LAPD said they were not able to reach Bowdy in time.

Officers responding to the call found Brody in a car near Cumpston Street and Fulcher Avenue. Bowdy was pronounced dead at the scene. While the coroner’s office is supposed to rule on the cause of death later this week, Lt. Larry Dietz did confirm that it was a suicide.

The day after his death it was reported that Bowdy was arrested last Thursday morning for suspicion of sexual assault in Santa Clarita. Bowdy was released on $100,000 bond on Friday, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Janice Banks.

Bowdy’s family was able to get Facebook to remove the video. Monique Bowdy, Bowdy’s cousin, said told abc 10 that she was not sure if the arrest had anything to do with Bowdy’s suicide. She had not heard much about the arrest.

The Third This Month

Almost 1-month ago, 12-year-old Katelyn Nichole Davis hung herself on the livestream app, live.me. Katelyn left a week long journal online detailing some of the problems she was dealing with in her life.

On Sunday night, 14-year-old Nakia Venant hung herself while livestreaming to Facebook. Nakia was in foster care at the time of her death. It was reported that the girl was sexually assaulted when she was first placed in the Miami Department of Children and Families. Nakia was said to have never been given the necessary counseling to move past the incident and was moved to at least ten different foster homes.

If you or someone you know is battling with suicide, you can contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.



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